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West Precinct Headquarters Now Known as Chief Joe D. Casey Building

May 16, 2013

May 16, 2013


The headquarters for the police department’s West Precinct facility at 5500 Charlotte Pike is now formally known as the Chief Joe D. Casey Building.
Casey, whose 38-year Nashville police career included 16-years as chief, joined his family and a large crowd of well-wishers, including former Mayor Richard Fulton, Mayor Karl Dean, Chief Steve Anderson and former Chief Emmett Turner, at today’s dedication ceremony.  
In remarks to the audience, Casey, now age 86, said that he was thankful for all those who helped him along the way, including “the people of Davidson County, the greatest people in the world to work for.”
Casey joined the Nashville police department in 1951.  He became Chief in 1973 and remained in that position until his retirement in 1989.


Chief Steve Anderson congratulates Chief Casey moments after the new signage was unveiled.  Looking on (l-r) are former Mayor Richard Fulton, Mayor Karl Dean and Metro Councilman Buddy Baker, who sponsored the ordinance naming the West Precinct headquarters in honor of Casey.“I believe honorees only represent the people who helped them earn the honor.  God knows I had to have a lot of help.  So I thank Him for my wonderful parents who taught me to work hard, respect others, be fair, honest and love your neighbors.” –Retired Chief Joe Casey “Joe Casey was a no-nonsense, dedicated law enforcement leader who cared deeply for this city.  He was as he is today, kind, respected, outgoing and firm.” --Mayor Karl DeanRetired Chief Casey greets former Mayor Richard Fulton.  Casey’s tenure as Chief included all 12 years of the Fulton administration.